Tributes: Remembering the African Writers We Lost in 2013

“A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.” from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. If we learned anything from Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu earlier this month it was the importance of stories. We listened to anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada talk about his friend “Madala” and gained some insight into the man beyond the cultural icon. We learned about the truly African […]

 

Why Chinua Achebe Won't Sell Out For 50 Cent, 'Not Even For A Billion Dollars'

Money can’t buy you everything. Not even abundant 50 Cent money. He wouldn’t let Hollywood have the title of his most acclaimed book for a million dollars. Why do you think that is? Luso weighs in on the possibilities.

 

50 Books every African Should Read

Anthem of the Decades, by Mazisi Kunene. Biko, by Donald Woods Roots, by Alex Haley Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal el Sadaawi Purple Hibiscus + Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimimanda Adichi Ngozi Our Sister Killjoy, by Ama Ata Aidoo Head Above Water, by Buchi Emecheta […]